The Death Penalty Faces Another Trial

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Last week in Oklahoma, Clayton Lockett became the latest in a series of death row inmates who have visibly suffered during their executions. Are judges being bullied into allowing the use of untested drugs for lethal injections?  What's the impact on the continued debate over abolishing capital punishment? Also, the high court approves of public prayer, and young blood might be a fountain of youth for old people.

Banner image: The lethal injection bed used in the retired Southern part of the Penitentiary of New Mexico. Photo: Ken Piorkowski